"The goal of Amazon Web Services is to enable companies of all sizes to develop innovative new products and services for their customers, without having to worry about the hassle and expense of maintaining a massive web-scale infrastructure on the back end. SanDisk's online backup service for Cruzer Titanium Plus is an excellent example of how this is working today," said Adam Selipsky, Vice President of Product Management and Developer Relations for Amazon Web Services.
"Additionally, by using Amazon Web Services, SanDisk and BeInSync can extend the security and reliability of Amazon's technology infrastructure to their own customers."
"SanDisk is offering an appealing package for consumers by marrying both online and offline storage into one easy and intuitive device, letting users take their files everywhere with less worry about data loss," said Motti Vaknin, CEO of BeInSync.
"SanDisk is the largest supplier of flash storage devices worldwide, so its selection of BeInSync as its online backup provider greatly validates our approach, as well as extending our software and services to a vast new customer base."
Pricing and Availability
Cruzer Titanium Plus is expected to be available in the United States in March, with a manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $59.99. The online backup service requires Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP or Windows Vista. After six months of free service, online backup costs $29.99 per year (credit card required).
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers.
SanDisk, www.sandisk.com/corporate, is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.